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January 24, 2010 at 3:48 PM

Huskies lose Lowe to Ducks

One of the oft-overlooked part of recruiting is hanging onto players once they commit. That’s why coaches always say they temper their excitement until signing day and all the letters are in.
And in the case of receiver Keanon Lowe of Jesuit High in Portland, the Huskies ultimately couldn’t close the deal as Lowe told several outlets today he is changing his mind and committing to Oregon, instead.
Lowe told ESPN.com’s Greg Biggins that he changed his mind after a visit to Eugene this weekend.
“You have to understand, ever since I was 5, I wanted to play for the Ducks,” he said.
Lowe had committed to UW last summer in part because the Huskies were recruiting him to play his perferred position of WR. But Oregon, which didn’t have any other commitments from receivers, changed course in recent weeks and told Lowe he could be a receiver, and that revived the player’s interest in becoming a Duck. There had been rumblings the last few weeks Lowe was reconsidering, and those grew when he said he would take a trip to Oregon. He took his official visit to UW last weekend.
UW also earlier in this class had and then lost a commitment from another WR, Tevin Carter.
But UW still has 29 commitments, including two from WRs — Kevin Smith of Compton, Calif., and DiAndre Campbell of Oakland (Jamaal Kearse is expected to likely play defense).
And UW is also obviously deep at the receiver in the immediate future with everyone of note returning for next season.

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